Thursday, May 14, 2009

Entry: Dyatlov Pass Incident

I know, I'm remiss in my postings. You know that thing where you aren't on your computer, and engage in situations that don't happen on the Internet? The name escapes me... anyway, I was dealing with that.

Today's article was sent to me by Ms. Tatertot. In 1959, ten Soviet men and women went on a recreational skiing hike. Nine of them died, under very mysterious and creepy circumstances.

From the article:

"The mysterious circumstances and subsequent investigations of the hikers' deaths have inspired much speculation. Investigations of the deaths suggest that the hikers tore open their tent from within, departing barefoot in heavy snow; while the corpses show no signs of struggle, two victims had fractured skulls, two had broken ribs, and one was missing her tongue. According to sources, the victims' clothing contained high levels of radiation - though this was likely added at a later date, since no reference is made to it in contemporary documentation and only in later documents. Soviet investigators determined only that 'a compelling unknown force' had caused the deaths, barring entry to the area for years thereafter. The causes of the accident remain unclear."

The rest of the article is similarly hair-raising, and since I'm now terrified of irradiated communist ski-zombies, I'm going to go hide under my bedcovers.

8 comments:

noiselessinfinity said...

This reads like about three or four different X-Files episode scripts fell out of their binders and got thrown back together at random. There's a lot of weird stuff in there, and no clues as to if any of it is fabricated to save face.

Regina said...

The tent being torn open from the inside and the guys running away barefoot is what really sends shivers down my spine. What could have happened inside that tent that was so awful, they couldn't even bother dealing with the tent flap to escape?

noiselessinfinity said...

The thing that freaks me out is the woman with the missing tongue. Radiation, mutilation, strange lights in the sky; this whole thing is just a damn creepfest.

Freakier still is that it inspired a poem.

StefRobrts said...

I just found your blog, and this post led me to spending hours doing research on the web, followed by nightmares. Thanks a lot! No really, thanks a lot, I love this kind of stuff :)

Regina said...

Happy to oblige, Stef. :)

John & Jennifer Savage said...

Here's what I Learned From Wikipedia: find out the meaning of the name of the mountain you're about to hike. If it means "Mountain of the Dead", find a new mountain.

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Annie C. said...

OMFG Dead Snow!